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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY 5I(Hl"IN(i, MAHC1I IS, li03-TE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THIiEE CENTS.
CANAL PACT PASSED
terete Ends Long Debate y Notifying
Protoool with Colombia
ONLY riVE VOTE IN THE NEGATIVE
Seventy-Three Mem ben Anwer Tea to
filial Question Put.
MANY AMENDMENTS ARE REJECTED
Morpan Bunches Prnpoeali Itto Ocmp'ex
COMBINES 0: SIRED CHANGES AND TEXT
Viva Tw TMvlslea Vleaalts la
m X naatmoas Rejection an
neat Goes Tknick.
WASHINGTON. March IT. The senate
met at 11 o'clock today and went Into ex
ecutive session after tbe Journal wee read
Shortly after the floor were cloned Mr.
Money offered a substitute lor the fourth
article of the treaty, whlrb disavows any
Intention on the part of the Vnlted States
to Increase Its territory t the expense of
South or Central America.
This waa one of the two amendment on
which the democrats agreed to art ai a unit.
U Itrraiaitr All Anrrina.
Scnstors Bacon, Teller. Daniel, Morgan.
Ballcy and othera contended for an Impar
tial recognition of all American republics,
urging that under the languagt of the
fourth article of the treaty Mexico would
be left as the only American republic to
which the avowal of non-encroachment
could be held a non-applicable. Senators
Spoonor and Hoar replied, contending that
there was practically no difference between
the language of the amendment and of the
The amendment waa then defeated by 25
Senator ranll then offered an amend
ment providing that the treaty should not
take effect until It bad been approved by
The fact waa soon apparent that he
offered his amendment for the purpose of
making a general speech on tbe treaty, and
when tbe fifteen minute allowed him had
expired and tbe amendment was voted
down, Senator Morgan presented four or
five of hi amendment, which were each
in turn defeated, but upon all of which
Senator Daniol continued to speak. All told
he spoke for about an hour.
HI speech waa an arraignment of tbe re
publican policy In pressing the treaty with
what he asserted was undue haste. He re
ferred to the enormous expenditure that
would be required to construct the canal
and charged recklessness In rushing into
such an enterprise.
Oary Hir'i Oaeklaa; W hip.
Mr. Morgan asserted that senator were
not HUnklng, -tot.. I luimai jyia. but loUn 'ng
blindly 1n the leaf! f the secretary of state.
They were practically surrendering their
own offices In order to maintain a reputa
tion for party allegiance.
Senator Tlatt Conn.) was one of the very
few to announce his entire satisfaction
with the treaty. He referred to the fact
that a number of republican senator had ,
said that If they had had the making of the
treaty they would have changed aome of ita I
features and declared that he considered
It the best that oould have been made. I
When, at 4;85, it became apparent that
'he fifteen-minute speeches had been con
cluded, Becator Morgan surprised the sen
ate by presenting all the fifty amendment
which be had prepared In one block, with
those portion of the treaty he did not de
sire to change, aa a substitute for the
whole agreement. He did not demand a
roll call and was voted down viva voce al
It was now a few minute past 5 and
Senator Morgan took tbe floor to make the
last of hi long series of speeches in oppo
sition to tbe treaty. In accordance with
lbs unanimous agreement he spoke for an
hour, and to make the point he desired
he had prepared hi speech in advance.
He read deliberately but lc a firm voice,
often digressing In order to emphasize a
point. He stopped short at the expiration
of his allotted time, whereupon Senator
Cullom, chairman of the committee on for
eign relation, took the floor. He also
read his speech from manuscript, present
ing a carefully prepared aud businesslike
summary of the reasons for ratifying the
treaty and for constructing the canal.
Senator Cullom occupied only about three
quarters of the hour allotted to him, and
when be concluded tbe question a to
whether the treaty should lie ratified we
promptly put before tbe senate. All tbe
senator In the city occupied tbelr seat
and all were prompt In responding when
their name were called. The vote resulted
! the ratification of tbe treaty by 73 to 6.
The report was no surprise, for all had
predicted that when the offered amendment
had been disposed of tbe treaty would be
approved by an overwhelming majority.
Buch proved to I be the case.
Tt.. .n ti t.a r.rnn-A-A -
before a single voice was beard In the nega- ! TOP icring or a tax or t cents tor nve
tlve. but then Senator Daniel (Va ) spoke y t0 "rate a fund of 4.000.0HO to be
the fateful "nay." aud after another long u"'3 ln th erection of a new capltol build
lapse be waa joined by his colleague, Sen- '
ator Martin. After them came the two i . 7
Alabama senators, Messrs. Morgan and Pet
tua. and Sotiator Teller of Colorado.
When Senator Frye announced the result
there waa no demonstration, and by 7 the
senate had adjourned for the day.
Before thla, however, it had been decided j
to meet again tomorrow at 11 to take up I
the Cuban treaty, with the hope of con- j
( ludiuf it consideration and finally ad- !
juurmng by night.
Hiatory af the Trratr.
The Panama treaty ratified tody was
signed at V. sahlngion on January 22. It
was negotiated by Secretary Hay for the
Vnlted States and Thomas Herran, charge
d affaires for Colombia.
Ou January SI it was sent to tbe presi
dent and by him to the, senate on the eame
date. It was referred to the committee on
foreign relations on the same day and re
ported back on February . Tbe treaty was
discussed at some length during the last
On March t. the- day the special session
convened, it was again referred te tbe com
mittee on foreign relation, and on March
k again reported to the aenate, alnce which
time it haa beeu under diacuaaion. Neither
lit committee nor by the senate was tha
treaty amended, heme ratified aa first ne?
juksMia ta hrsaUsir4.
CLEVELAND O., March 17. Tom L.
Johnaua waa renominated tor mayor by ac
':lauaitua at th deniocratlo city conven
!ERITA,N r"i-FCR mDE
Hif of Commons Dfbatn R r eola
tion (irdrrlni la veatlcatloa lata
LONDON, Mar"i 17 In the House of
Commons tonis' tiarles MtArthur, lib
eral unionist, vv t resolution declar
ing that the recV. . uVirmrcti In the
commercial policic t?, lf,ea countries
leading to the exclunliN.,, y'rlsb trade
where it was previously Sy 1 called
for the serious consideration. jrov
ernroent. In order to safeguard de
of the empire.
He referred particularly to the vJtect
of the Cuban reciprocity treaty and urged
thnl nuriol t ta v Ha tnfl.(1 nn foniintleri
ships visiting British ports and that closer
commercial relations be established with
Evelyn Cecil, conservative, In seconding
the resolution, advocated the appointment
of a specll commission to watch foreign
pnmnntllinfl TVtA rrHfl II t I nil t'RI lieln de-
bated when the bouse rose for want of
KING HAS THE LAST WORD
Basoa Monarch C aata Another FUn
at Prineeaa la Letter ta
DRESDEN, .March 17. The king of Sai
ony has wTltten an open letter to his peo
ple, thanking tbem for the proof of their
sympathy with him In the "recent sad mis
fortune" which hBd befallen himself anl
Tbe king expresses the hope that the
"perturbation and excitement which seised
on a large portion of the population in
quence of the disturbing events of !
winter." will now give place to i
last winter." will now give place m , ti i ancnuiippo J ne ,,iaKt" Bl ' 11 RBnur Trainmen, who had been enjoined from or
quletude and the old feeling of confidence. P feet, a riee of 0.2 foot, while at New , 0(.rinp B gXTiit. naa nt in fact any power
In conclusion be begs the people not to i Orleans the river is stationary at lf..2 feet- to ordpr B rfcr, a two-thirds vote of the
believe those who aver that "behind all the Tbe Louleiana tributaries continue to I bplC(! requrd for such a step.
mlserabH business is a tissue of falsehood
and deception, but to believe the word of
your king that this Infinitely painful aflair
arose solely from the ungovernable passion
of woman who had long before aecreily
SAYS MISS ASTOR IS TO WED
Tirana Paper Tie ports Ensaarement af
Amrrleaa Danavhlrr to Ba-
VIENNA, March 17. A dispatch froL
Bucharest. Roumania. to the Die Zeltung
,Tg; Mjs Aator, daughter of William
Waldorf Astor, la engaged to marry Jonet
Bratlano, the Rc. tianian foreign minister.
Mis Astor Is now visiting tbe Roumanian
crown prince's family. Brntiano ha a fas
cinating personality. K is not a wealthy
man and 1 a son of the late Jean Iirntig.no,
the distinguished statesman whose monu
ment will shortly be unveiled at Bucharest.
nwi.. i.r,n n.-si. rw. u... ... ,
town and nobody connoted with him tin ;
u lue rrponeu "if.p u.. mi
Die Zeltung of Vienna is not considered
a newspaper of high authority.
AMERICAN WAY TOO RAPID
(rnaaa Fl tLm arter AaMHitr Panic,
Die'' ta Absorption of
BERLIN, March 17. Apprehension re
garding tbe financial situation In New Torn
are still oronounced. The American de-
miin(j fo r;.,.,. monev continue.
Tnt, impresBion prevails among Berlin
nnBn,.lal n)Cn that speculation in the
tnltod States has been overdone and that
rrpdi,. have heen undulv exnanded. It is
pointed out, as a sign of too rapid capital
nbHori-tton, that It la now difficult for
American bouses to dispose of flrst-claas
bonds bearing Interest at 4 per cent. The
same difficulty is experienced by German
bank in handling American bondB.
FAIR MONEY IN THE BUDGET
Comnmlf ter of the Rrlrhataar Favors
Ample Grraiaa ExhlkM at
st. I -on I a.
BERLIN. Marrh 17. The budget commit
tee of the Reichstag today by 26 to 2 votes
appropriated JiaO.OOO to defray the expenses
of Germany's representation at the Bt.
Half of this amount will be available Im
mediately. It is understood that next year'
requests will be limited to 1750.000.
The committee held a private meeting,
but it was learned that Herr Liebenmann
von Rlniinberg, radical anti-semite, wa
one of the two negative voLera.
WILL NOT MOVE THE CAPITA!;
Mlaaonrl Heat af Government
Remain at JesTeraoa
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. March 17.-ln 1 ,;-M p"r. ...f Passenger earnings ln
the bouse today the resolution to submit an ! 4"8''"' mT"r . 40 Tr cw'1
amendment to the constitution providing
for the removal of the state capital from
Jefferson City to Bt. Louis wa defeated by
vote of sa to n.
The house then, by a vote of 61 to 64. re-
fused to pass another amendment providing
Fireman Badly Injured la aa Acrl
drat aa Hark lalaad, rar
JOLIET. III.. March 17. Rock Island pas
senger tn.ln No. 6 was wrecked at Rock
dale, just below Jo'.iet. by collision with a
I Fireman Connolly of Joliet wa badly
' hurt. The passengers were shaken up
j some and some w ere rut and bruised, but
none aeriously Injured. The accident waB
, due to fog.
EARTH IN MONTANA SHAKES
Tremors are Tloleat. bat ha Da mace
la Caaaed by the Dlstarb.
HELENA, Mont.. March 17. Violent earth !
tremors were again experienced at t 42 last
ni(.ht. No actual damage resulted.
Lbarer DaBBeraaalr Hart.
FTT'RGIS. S. D-. March 17 (Special Tele
gram ) Doiumic KePeler of this city had
bis left leg broken In three places below the
knee and right leg put out of joint lite tht
afternoon at Fort Meade while at work tak
ing down one of the old barracks. A lift y-e.ghl-foot
wall fell on hUn. cauaing tbe ac
cident. Had it not been for prompt action
of soldier and others to raiae the wall ha
would have been killed.
WATER (OVERS RED DESERT
Standi Afainst TJuon Pacifie Embank meet
Twenty feet Beep.
FLOODS TAKE HUMAN LIVES IN SOUTH
Haadreda are arroaadrd la Tennes
see. While riMtlag Bodies Tell
Tale at Death and Dis
aster to Othera.
BOCK SPRINGS. Vyo.. March 17 The '
Red dessert Is inundated for miles east of
Rork pPrln' Dfl bf alt lrpU dr""n
station Is completely under water. Large
quantities of supplies belonging to the I
Belgo-American Drilling company have
been ruined or swept sway.
The water has backed ur against th"
Vnlon Pacific embankment to a depth of
m P'"-s The embankment
no not yet neen cut. nut tnere is Ganger
that this w ill occur and track walkers are
kept constantly on tbe move over the
Mtaatlna at Memphis Crlttral.
WASHINGTON. March 17 Special river
bulletin: The river situation In the Mem
phis district has become critical. The stage
this morning Is 3B. a rise of .6 foot slnre
Monday and 1.1 feet above the bight water
stage of 1RCR. t'nofficlal reports of the
brnaking of levees north of Memphis have
Th"e breaks, 1? extensive, will doubtless
modify the conditions somewhat. Never
theless, a further rise to forty feet may be
expected at Memphis within the next
thirty-six hours. Below Helena the sltua- j
ti ' unchanged The stage at Vlcksburg j
rise, tne bnrevepori gauge recoraing ai.v
feet this morning. Tbe Ohio Is falling ex
cept at Cairo, where tbe decline will prob
ably bgln today.
Wp.teri Take Lives.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. March 17 The flood
situation in the Mississippi valley contigu
ous to Memphis 1b extremely critical to
night and reports of loss of life are at
hand. The break made In the levees has
complicated conditions by flooding a vast
area and tonight a veritable sea exists In
the St. Francis and Mississippi basins, ex
tending from one to the other, a distance of
Many persons are surrounded In their
. homes and on high lands, but thus far It
l has been impossible to send them assist
A few floating bodies have been found at
various points by the rescuing boats, but
the number has not yet become alarming.
Marion is almost totally flooded and citi
zen are using ski's a their only means
of travel. Negroes and white persons from
thfl 8(,Ja(.pnt trrrilorv are pouring In every
hour Bklnp lhet b(Bt Dc Bpnt to reBCU(
their families. There is nn me.ns nf renrh-
ing them except by making a break In tbe
levee near Memphis, and this may be done
tomorrow ir conditions show no Improve
ment. It is estimated that several hundred peo
ple are surrounded In tbe floe-Oiid .Arkansas
territory and 1t seems that It Will be im
perative to send a steamboat to their eld.
Negroes at Marion have given way to
panic and refuse to work. A relief train,
the last that reached the village., arrived
early this morning with S.000 sacks to lie
used in damming back tbe water, but labor
cannot be secured to unload It.
The river 1b again riBlng tonight.
Floods Re-enter Rivers.
NATCHEZ. MiB.. March 17. Report
from Bougere. La., tonight Bay the break
In the Texas & Pacific embankment is now
more than three miles long. The water Is j
filling the swamp and flooding the lower
section of Concordia parish across to Black
river. This water will make Its way to the
Red river and back again Into the Mis
sissippi. The river here wa stationary yesterday.
but rose iwo-tenthB in the last twenty-four
NEW ORLEANS. March 17-The flood
situation show no material change In the
lower Mississippi beyond a Blow continued
,i .v.- t-.,.. , w . .
u luv iiTx-i. j i itt uiivft io m.ies oe- i
low Bohemia is of no Importance. It Is
now 250 feet wide and about four feet deep.
The water is running back into the gulf.
i now 250 feet wide and about four feet deep
ROAD IS BOOMING
Esrai f 71 1,121 More Thaa Laat Vrar,
Whllr Psurnger Baataraa
Jamps rhr nomrnally.
I The meeting was lc tbe office of Tresi-
ST. PAVL. Minn.. March 17. The gross j 0PDt Jonn M Hall HU& iUHted three hours,
earnings of the Chicago. St. Paul, Minne-I An executive session of tKc grievance com
epolis 6 Omaha road for 1902. as shown I m,.,BH .... ,hpr. h,,id.
by the annual report issued today,
" j lll.W7.E2fj, an increase of 1711.121; ci
tng expenses and taxes. 17.483.254; net earn-
ings, n.t.i.z.i. ine ratio or operating ex-
penaes and taxes to gross earnings wa
I F.J mci JJIJJI1 LJJV UlLrCBBC 111 lTClgUl eaiU-
iWOOL FREIGHT RATE BOOSTED
eetera I.lnea 1 nlte with Crawrri
CHICAGO. March 17. Wool growers and ! KANSAS CITY, March 17. After ar
WKCern railroads are proiesui-g at the a'.'- j puuientb lusting more than eight hours,
tion of eastern lines In raising the rates on i the striking teamsters and transfer com-
wool 15 per cent from Chicago to th sea
bcr.rd. The western lines object because they
have to further raise their portion of the
rate to abeort the difference. Eastern lines
Insist that wool bore an mircmunerame
rate and that tbe proportion given them
! from St. Louis and Chicago was too email.
a'CCKIE PDfil FYTFrVTi I ICC
tm c-tiBM Operatioa I atll
j heat hern PaelSe Meeting
NEW YORK. Marrh 17 It was officially
announced today that a majority of the
Southern Pacific pool had agreed to con
tinue the pool till April 10.
Thl will carry the pool over the annual
meeting on April 8.
TALKING WIRES TO GO UP
j Illlaoia aad ladlaaa Telephoae aad
i Telegraph Company Formed with
Twa MI'lloa Capital.
TREVTON, N. J.. March 17 Tbe Illinois
I- Indiana Telephone and Telegraph com-
pany, capital 12. not' .mm, to construct and
operate telephone and telegraph liuua, was
laoorporatsd her today.
WABASH CAS IS OPENED
Arguments Drgla far IMeeolattoa af
the In inaction Forbidding;
FT. LOVIS. Mo., March 17 Arguments
were begun this morning In the t'nlted
Plates district court before Judge Elmer
B. Adams upon the melon of the defend
ants to dissolve the temporary Injunction
Issued two veckf ago by Judge Adams, re
straining the officials of the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen did the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemom from ordering a
strike of the members of those rrganlra-
tionB employed by the Wabash railroad.
I AH the prominent officials of both labor
orpanizations acre present and both aides
to the controversy were represented by a
strong array of Iraal counsel.
The proceedings opened by the reading
i by E. J. Tinner of Cleveland, attorney for
the brotherhood, of a number of affidavit
filed by officials of the labor organization
in rebuttal of affidavits filed last Saturday
ly the attorneys of the Wabash system.
These affidavits were made by P. H. Mor
rlssey. grand master of the truinmen; J. J.
Hanniban. grand master of tbe firemen, and
nine others, all being cither officers of or
affiliated with the tare labor organizations.
They all stated In e-ffect that no persua
sion or argument had been used te induce
the men to strike, bnt that, on the con
trary, each man had pressed his desire In
dependently and without dictation from
any source. It was abut sworn that no
force or coercion was contemplated In
brtnelng about a strike of the Wabash em
ployes. Several of the affidavits were of I
great length and their reading consumed
Grand Master Morrianey, in his affidavit,
swore that be as an officer, and others as
offi,.erp of the
he Brotherhood of Railway
As an officer he could do no more than '
announce the result of the vote taken, and
It was ihen for tbe members of the organ
ization to tBke steps in accordance with the
action favored by the majority of the men.
After recess the rending of affidavits was
resumed and continusd during a greater
part of the afternoon.'
COLORADO STRIKE EXTENDS
talon (alia Oat Mem T2innlod Kiln.
Insr Ore hirrd ta X ailed St at re
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo.. March 17. The
executive committee of the Western Fed
eration of Miners this afternoon declared a
strike against all mines shipping ore to the
Vniteii Reduction and Refining company.
DENVER, March 17. President Charles
Moyer and Sncretary William D. Haywood,
of the Western Federation of Miner, lii
sued a etatement today In which they
eharge Governor Peabody with violating
the agreement made at the conference In
his office on Sunday In regard to with
drawing troops from Colorado City.
The federation offi.ier declare that the
governor promised j 'that be would Im
mediately withdraw! the troop providing
that the federation) would withdraw all
suits against, the ttHk ffj . of. the . tate
Thl proposition, they Bay, they accepted
and they add that "the governor ha vio
lated every syllable and letter o' his agree
ment by sending his private eecretary to
Colorado City to make a personal investi
gation and report.
"The action of the governor has shown
him to be weak and vacillating, and that
he 1b a man who ha no conception of tbe
dignity of his office."
They deny thai they agreed that there
should be no strike of the Cripple Creek
; mlrierB UIlleHg lnr trouble at the Standard
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I ill 1 . id nun pr.uFu. - . ....... v-.. ..... --
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wood said the Western Federation would J
resume the prosecution of the suit against
the militia officers now on duty and that
other suits would be instituted.
Governor Feabody tonight recalled the
; troops from Colorado City.
DCI ICVF DISPUTE IS ENDED
j DtUtVt UliriHt Id tlMUC-U
; , ,, r t
Havra Blra Hold Joint Coafrr-
rare Bonad ta stave
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. March 17. Marked
progress was made today In the confer
ence between tbe joint grievance commit
tee representing employes of tbe New
York, New Haven Hartford Railroad
comnanv. and a committee appointed by
the board of directors.
committee of the directors will re-
I nnn hack to the board such facts aa they
,lUlini)d Bnd ,hp matter will be left to the
further direction of the board which will
meet at an early date.
Among the men there Is a quiet feeling
of confidence, and they are greatly en-oou-aged
by the outcome of the day's con
ference. TEAMSTERS PROVE VICTORS
Force Kaaaaa City Traaafrr font pa
nics ta Reragalsr I alea aad
Graat Other Ooneraelone.
panteg reached an agreement tonight and
tomorrrw every transfer wagon In the city J
will be running as usual. Th" transfer
j companies agreed to recognize the union
and made other concession which amount
i to almost a complete victory for
KNS.P CITY. Man b 17 The linemen
ln Kansas itv of the Missouri KanBas
Telephone company, numbering about 100,
1 struck today. Toe Postal Telegraph com
' 'any framed the deumnds of Its men. while
i the western i rtion ana ine nectrip lignt-
Ing companies are still conniclering them.
UNITE AGAINST BOYCOTT
Malrrbory Cliisrna Comklae to Freak
Foree of htrlkera'
WATEKBCRY. Conn.. March 17 Colonel
Burpee tonight said he had no authority
to aettle the street car strike sod that no
one except the directors of the company
rould do that.
The semi-secret Injunction o business i
men and other citizens against the boycott
Instituted by strike sympathizers now has operators of bituminous district No. t ub
3(i4j members and another stnil'.ar organ:za- ; mined their ultimatum to the miner
Hon, composed principally of wage earners, i today. It wa briefly an c-fler of an In-
i has a nienil rsh'p of 1,000
A mass meet-
I lug Is to be held tomorrow ntgbt at which.
It Is expected, steps will be taken ts cuu-
j aoUdaie la twe nrgakUaUoua.
TARE ISSUE WITH RICHARDS
'Wyoming Republicans Eepud.aU Senti
mentt Attributed to Oovernoi.
MERCER FAILS TO LAND CENSUS PLACE
Maaaaekaaetta Winn. Wba Haa Hera
Chief of ptvialoa la C ensus Of
ftre, Tendered aad Acrenta
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Special Tel.
gram.) Nearly every republican of prom
inence In Wyoming has repudiated the a"
ruracy of the statement In a recent In
terview of Governor Richards of that state
criticizing the position of President Roose-
! velt In the matter of a forest reserve and
threatening an opposition delegation from
the state to the next republican national
convention. Both Wyoming senator have
given the president assurance that the re
publicans of the state are overwhelmingly
tnf Hltn Inr tho rani till ti irtTi t n t infi for
pres.dent. Representative Mondell ha.
done likewise and now come the repudio
tlon of the views of Governor Richardi
Senator Clark called on the president todav '
and read him some extracts froo a letter
he had received from George E. Pexton.
republican national committeeman of that
slate. In one place in the letter Mr. Pex
ton says: "It would be lust as easy to
bottle a March blizzard on the Laramie i
plains as to prevent sending a Roosevelt J
delegation from this state to our next na
tion convent ion."
Mercer la Tnrned Dosi,
The president ha tendered the position
of director of the census to K. N. D. North,
formerly chief statistician of manufacture j
of the census bureau, to succeed Director
Mr. North has accepted and will enter
upon his duties some time in May.
Mr. North is a native o! New York and
a resident of Massachusetts.
The new director of the census is a news
paper man by profession, having been a
member of the t'tlca (N. Y.I Herald staff
from 1869 to 188(1. He was appointed a
member of the Vnlted States Industrial
commission by President McKinley in 1RS1,
but resigned In 1899 to accept tbe position
of chler statistician for manufacture. He
will give up thl poBttlon to become direc
tor of the census.
Routine of Irpartnrata.
These Iowa rural free delivery letter car
rier were appointed today: Birmingham,
J. M. Byers, regular; Elger WlnBlow, sub
stitute. Maquoketa. Albert B. Hnylock,
regular; Mr. Haylock, substitute. Schal
ler, Fred Gilbert, regular; T, H. Gilbert,
The postofflce at Pllotburg, Washington
county, la., has been discontinued.
Merrttt Carey of Neligh, Neb., was today
appointed assistant biologist In tbe Agri
cultural department at a salary of $1,200.
The Postoffice department today accepted
the proposition of S. S. Rnst of Oakland.
la., to furnish quarters for the Dostoffice
at that place; also authorised the change of
tue posiomce at Kiuibaaia, a.
D., te the
premises owned by George A. Merrltt-
Reeerva Agents approved: National City
bank of New York,, for Farmers' National
of Primghar, la.; Tootle-Lemon National
of St. Joseph. Mo., for City National of
David City, Neb.; Corn Exchange National
of Chicago, for First National of Elommt,
The corporate existence of the First Na
tional bank of Watertown, S. D., has been
extended until tbe close of business, March
George H. Johnson of Omaha was today
appointed messenger in the weather bureau
office at Omaha.
These additioual Iowa rural free delivery
route will be established April 1: Promise
ered, seventeen square miles
450. Weldon, Decatur county,
area, twenty-one square miles;
SONS OF ERIN CELEBRATE
Redmond CI a 1 m a Brighter
Dawns for Irrland Thaa
BALTIMORE. March 17. Cardinal Gib
bons was one of the guest of honor touiglit
at the annual banquet of tee Ancient Order
of Hibernians, given in honor of St. Pat
rick. Hie eminence spoke briefly of the day
and v.hut it meant to Irishmen and referred
feelingly to the Order of Hibernians.
LONDON. March 17. John Redmond pre
sided over the St. Patrick' day banquet
given tonight at the Hotel Cecil, at which
700 personm sat down. The Vnited Irish
League of America sent a cablegram of
John Redmond, proposing the toast of
"Ireland a Nation," said the aspirations of
Irishmen were not ignoble dreams of gain
or vengeance. The political movement waa
never fuller of hope and triumph than at
the present moment, but they could not
forget that certain Irish memberu, of
Parliament had since last St. Patrick's day
banquet suOered in English prison. They
might also congratulate themselves on the
beginning of a great educational and In
dustrial revival ln Ireland, which would
enable it to compete with the foreigner.
WANTS ANOTHER TEA PARTY
Maaaaehaaetta Goveraor Deaaaaeea
Fleetloa Fraada at Boatoa'a An
neal Patriotic Gathering.
BOSTON, March 17 During the annual
celebration of the evacuation of Boston
I Governor Bates precipitated a mild sen-
1 aa'lon. In the midst of an eloquent de
1 scription of the greatness of the country
without warning he denounced the alleged
ejection frauda recently in thiB city
When we bear the charges made in re
gard to tbe attempt to Invade the tanr-
j t!I' of the American ballot box It Is time
" ...iw uiniri uuu nir; rq
' in Boston, to mount the gun and to drive
' into tbe sea those who would make such
u( kB it': itose who steal the right
j of tbe American citizen, who would buy
' elect, on those who would seek their own
j public welfare.'
MINERS REJECT COMPRCMISE
Refaar ta Consider Crr Made ta
Then by Bltamlaoos
ALTOONA. Fa.. Marrh 17 The coal
rresse of l;1 per rent for r'k mining. 14
! per cent for machine mining and a cine
b"i'.r day at 12.70 per day for driver
j The miners promptly rejected th eflar.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
F'.-ecaet for Netiniska-Rsln and Colder
Wednesday; Thursday Fair
Temperatare et Omaha yeoterdayt
Hair, Drt. Hour. Ie.
S t. 41 1 p. MB TO I
a. m Alt k a. m 71 j
T a. m 42 K p. m 73 I
at a. in 44 4 p. tn "
u n. ta 4t ft . tu 7a
lit a. to HX p. m T.
11 a. m m T p m '
lit ra tin a. p. m Hi
1 p. ni M
AFFAIRS OF KING AK-SAR-BEN
I Board of Governors I'la Dates for i
t arntval and art Pr-loe for
The Ak-Sar-Ben carnival of 1H03
j open Thursday. October 1, and dose
I urday. October 10, with the punide prnb
; rbly for Thursday night. October K aud the
1 ball for Friday night. Octob-r Ji.
I Tbe determination of thip was one of
j the Important actions of tne board of gov
ernors of the Knights or Ak-Sar-Ben at
"""' U " ,hr mBh" r,ul' !
", ' .. ' " "
ceneral way and an informal oath
lnkpn lhB "hould be made to discount
J "f " P""--" looping big j
Another matter on w hich the board took 1
I action and In which there has come to be
a great deal of enthusiuBtic public In-
'erest was the May festival of music to be I
Bt lhe Ak-Sar-Ben den. The hoard bundled
that delicate feature, finance, and decided
to put the prices down where eve,-yone
ran reach without straining either the
purae strings or the principle af economy
A season ticket Is to cost but $3.i0, and
may be obtained at H J. Penfold s store,
:4(,g jrurnBIn. on or after Monday, March
a This ticket entitles tbe bcurer to a
reserved seat at Hot onlv the ncrformance
of May 7, 8 and P. but tbe special concert
of May 15. A has been announced, on the
three earlier dates the splendid Chicago
Symphony orcbesira and chorus of 10 spe
cially trained voices will be beard each
evening and two afternoons. The dates
fall upon a Thursday. Friday and Sai ur
day. One week later on Friday, the lf.th.
come Nordlca and DeRezke In concert, with
the full metropolitan opera house or
chestra. One of the Ak-Sar-Ren governors said
last night: "If the rublic gets to fe.!lng
as enthusiastic over this May festival as
we are the venerable den will see some
great audience. And there Is every rea
son why tbe public should enthuse for it
will be a musical offering absolutely
unique In Omaha and something we will
have occasion to look back to with pleas
ure for long time to come. And think of
the price! We put it down to the lowest
notch possible. If all those offerings,
practically six complete and varied enter
tainments, for t3.M isn't a bargain 1 don't
know what is. Why, the Nordica-DeRezke
concert alone would rorma"y bring nearly
what it costs to hear the entire festival
'QECRGE L MILLER MARRIED
Weddlas Ceremony Takes Finer at
- Arbor Ioa;e ta e tar a ska .
Dr. George L. Miller and Miss Frances
Brigg. both of Omaha, were married ln
Nebraska City yesterday.
If this announcement of so felicitous an
event seem blunt and without proper prep
aration let the responsibility be laid upon
the doctor's own shoulders, for bo quietly
did be and his bride-to-be make tbetr ar
rangements that even the people neighbor
ing with them at the Normandie apartment
house, Park avenue and Pacific street, did
not know what wbb to occur until yester
day morning, and tbe newspapers did not
know until their Nebraska City correspond
ents began sending ln reports of tbe wed
ding last evening.
The ceremony wa performed by Bishop
Arthur L. William yesterday afternoon at
Arbor Lodge, a place very dear to the dor
tor by reaBon of Its having been the home
and practically the creation of hlr very
close friend, tbe late J. Sterling Morton,
whose sister, Mis Emma Morton, still
retain it and gave an elaborate dinner
there after the ceremony yesterday after
noon ln compliment to tbe doctor and his
bride. At 6:25 ln the evening the two left
J Nebraska City to go to Chicago for one
week, after which they will be at home to
friends at the Normandie, which has been
tbe borne of both for aome months.
Announcement of tbe marriage will be
read with Interest and with a responsive
feeling of congratulation and felicitation ln
many quarters of Nebraska and beyond the
state lines because of tbe doctor very
wide circle of friends, many of whom date
back to tbe days when he waa active aul
prominent ln Nebraska journalism. Hi
bride has a very wide acquaintance ln
I Omaha, where bhe ha. been resident many
years, most of which she has devoted to
school work, but a few of which she spent
at the doctor's old home, Seymour I'ark,
since burned, as the close companion of tbe
former Mr. Miller, an Invalid. More re
cently Miss Brigg ha been teaching at
tbe Cass school.
AMES BACK IN MINNEAPOLIS
Former Mayor ta 111 Plead Insanity aa
Caeae for His Mis
deeds. MINNEAFOLIB. March 17. Dr. A. A.
Ames, ln custody of Sheriff Dreger, reached
Minneapolis today from New Hampshire
He will be arraigned tomorrow.
Ames' defense, according to hi leadinc
counsel, will be Insanity. His paternal
grandfather Is said to have been insane
i Ames no has a brother in one of the
! state hospitals for the insane.
He Quarter have lieen fitted up for Ames ' yarded i.s railroad men tnd four antl-rall-ln
the city hospital, where it has been i read nu n. O-her corporations as well
I planned to hold him as a prisoner pend-
! ing trial The court is not likely to at
j cede to this, as the city Jail is commo-
i'iui uu uisieuu.
'Movements of Oeeaa t eaaela Marrh IT.
At New York Arrived Vaaderland. from 1
Antwerp: Mesabe. from London hailed
Slcilia. for Cienoa and Naples: Karamiinia,
for Marseilles, Trojan Prince, Jor Genoa
At t;ro bead f'assea Knvr.lann. rrorn !
W L.H.. 1..1..L I... 1 4 . ..v... .1 Hl.iii.Iii fr.iin )
Boston, lor gueenstown and Liv. rpool menu alriuuy publiahed, wa one of tbe
At (.'ueenstown Arrived Oceanic . from it.u tiilla paed by the house today.
New York for Liverpool, and proceeded I
At Sydney. N S. AV Arrived Hierra. I ammera Before Committee.
from nan Francisco, via Hon. .lulu and
AucklaiiQ The Btrlley investigation committee held
At Bremer. Arrived Kaiser Wlthelm der i , Dri( f b naion during the noon recess lo-
Ci,eruotirg0m N Y"r"' VU r'n'"'nh ",J day. examining Vnlted State. District At
At Plymouth Arrived pentirylvatila. j lorncy W. F Summers of Omaha. Mr.
from New lnrli for t liertiourg and Hum-
tinta and iiroeeeU.a
At Leghorn Arrived Perufflu. from New
York via Naples etc.
At Liverpool rlaiieu t'iioiua for Boston.
At Antwerp Arrived Zeelund. tr"tn New
At Manchester Sailed Caledonian, for
At Liiaaguw AJTlvad Coroan, from Bua-
BUSY TIME ft HOUSE
In C.-nnmittee of tbe Whole Last Paragraph
of Ecrenuc Bill it Leached.
SWEEZY AMENDMENT YET TO DISPOSE OF
Tanners' Elevator Bill and Omaha Chirtei
Also Passed br the House,
BAFTLEY COMMITTEE HEARS SUMMERS
Denies, any Lncw'edre of the Loaning of
rndB by Ex-Treaiurei.
TALKS WITH SAVAGE ABOUT PARDON
Committer Pats Pointed Quest Ion
on This Toplr aad He Dralea
Aivararr at l.lhrratlna
REVEVVE FILL nearly completed In eom-
m.tiee nt the wh..ie f tu- hr,,.. t
pKragraph Is reacheu. hot Hwtuy amend
T m passes th,
OM AHA CHARTER amendments passed toy
BAHTLty invcstlea tlnit comm iter bvars
liilted Hiates Attorticj tiummers. who
uiuit'T fin. K in1 in null uni n'v r.i
h 1 I LKKH Invest icatlnc committee ready
to proceed with It work
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 17. (.Special Telegram.)
St. Patrick day was a busy one for the
legislature, especially ln the house Py
convening st 10 a. m. and adjourning at
10:20 p. m. It passed ten bills, reached the
last section, 244, in iu eoiislderation of the
revenue bill, amended and recommended for
paBBuge the Kamscy elevator bill, secured
the appointment of a sifting committee, a
chairman to tbe Stuefer Investigating com
mittee and raced through a huge pile of
less Important routine. Although the
shamrock was thoroughly ln evidence ln the
house that body "held Its fierce career
and paused not" like tbe senate to pay for
mal tribute to the patron saint of tha
emerald lle. The upper branch devoted
some time to speeches on St. Patrick and
his posterity and even drafted reBolutloua
to King Edward, which were cabled later,
felicitating his majesty upon tbe progrea
wrought in the conditions of Ireland a a
result of his official acta.
While, as has been said, the house at
last ploughed it way through the revenue
bill. It dd not conclude consideration of
that measure. It will be taken up again
ln committee of the whole w4ien more
amendments are to be offered. Tbe fight
on tbe railroad taxation q-iestlon is still
pending. Sweezy's amendment wa not
disposed of tonight, ac wa expected, but
1 to come up today. Loom i a will then
submit a few amendmenta, as will also
Spurlock, to other sections. A number ot
members fell on Sweezy tonight with con
siderable force lo Induce him to submit
his proposition on jts merit without fur
ther discussion, but the "gentleman from
Adam still has the floor." There Is little
If any possibility of .his amendment,
modification of the Caldwell amendment,
blseovers a Smooth hrheme.
Almost at the eleventh hour it la dis
covered that the electric light companies
have succeeded ln bending tbe revenue hill
toward their exchequer. By some Blelght
of hand performance they slipped Into tbe
bill a provlBiou giving tbem the benefit of
the gross earning franchise tax, which Is
accorded to telephone, telegraph, express
G!iQ pipe line comjianles. The electric
concerns hoped to get in as pipe line com
panies in section 80 of the bill. Their
scheme wa to pan off their conduits as
pipe llnea. They stole the march with
Buch subtle skill as to deceive even mem
bers of the house w ho had been looking
for some such play, but tbelr game has
been discovered and Thompson of Merrick
will tomorrow offer an amendment pro
viding that this section shall not apply
to electric light concerna. All tbe publit
utility corporations held out thl gross
earnings franchise tax sop to the legisla
ture as a "good thing" and a is indicated
some of these concerns have been suc
cessful. The street railways were about
to get ln under this method but at the
last moment were defeated.
It is more than probable that had the
discovery not been made tonight the street
railway, the gs, waterworks and all the
rest of these utility corporations would
have stormed the bouse with a battering
ram to force their way in behind the elec
tric companies. The chance now are two
to one all these concerns will be defeated
ln this move. Exposing these subtle tac
tics will serve to illustrate the fallacy and
deceit of tbe argument advanced by cer
tain of these corporations that to tax their
gross earnings a franchise, aside from
their tangible property would tend to in
crease rather than decrease their aggre
gate taxea. It will serve to substantiate
the assertion, baaed on honest Investiga
tion, that to tbe Omaha street railway
alone this method of taxation in a single
year would mean a net saving of about
$22,000 ln taxes.
Mfttnc Committee wins.
The oppoeltion to the appointment by
tbe speaker of a sifting committee wa no
longer at.le lo "Btem the tide" and the
speaker named thirteen members to take
(barge of this important work. However
tbe motion calling for the committee wss
considered fair in that It provided that
the committee's power would not become
absolute until the fifty-fifth day. The com
mittee is composed of nine men who.
I Judged by their allegiance to matters af-
'fecung trie railroads' Interests, are re-
have good frieuds on the committee.
Now that tht speaker has at last found
somebody who will sccept the thalrn.au
khtp of the Stuefer investigation com
mittee, McAllister of Deuel, that board of
Inquiry, not to be ouidoue by the Hartley
inquisitors, proposes to get up with the
larks every morning and "pull off" a few
investigations before work time. It starts
out at 8 .n tbe morning.
The Omaha charter bill with the amend-
i Cummers declared be hud no knowledge
! nf t be cigar box, the plundered funds or
to whom they were loaned. He also slated
: that he had not been ln collusion with
Parilry or anyone else at any stage of this
mysterious proceeding by which tbe state s
! money was placed beyoud easy recovery
land had had no pari is securing Bartleya
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